What is carbon neutrality?
Carbon neutrality means not adding new greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the atmosphere. Where emissions continue, they must be offset by absorbing an equivalent amount from the atmosphere, for example through carbon capture and reforestation that is supported by carbon credit schemes.
Why does it matter?
Governments are increasingly insisting on carbon neutrality. The UK government, for example, has set a target for all businesses to become carbon neutral – or achieve ‘net zero’ GHG emissions – by 2050. In addition, carbon neutrality is a key objective for organizations wishing to:
- Help combat climate change
- Enhance your sustainability credentials and increase your resilience
- Align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)
- Gain a competitive edge by offering customers greener products and services
- Improve business efficiency by cutting energy costs
How can training support your organization to achieve carbon neutrality?
Your organization will need the expertise, support, and cooperation of your people to achieve carbon neutrality. Your people will need the confidence, skills, and behaviours to:
- Help you gain the buy-in and commitment of your supply chain
- Help you mobilise your carbon footprint management plan to deliver your reduction targets
- Provide top management with the confidence and assurance that carbon footprint reductions are being delivered at proportionate cost with an appropriate return on investment